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Lots of opportunity, lots of work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Birmingham, AL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

I have been working at BBVA Compass full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

A bank interested in growth even in these difficult times. A lot of innovation going on throughout the bank

Cons

Management is looking for growth that exceeds the industry norms and that is hard to come by these days. Spending on innovation is slow and low brand recognition hurts sales and branch traffic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize the limitation of the current environment while still striving for the future. Find a few things to focus on and stick with them. Live the "keep it simple" mandate instead of just stating it.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not A Good Career Move

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President RM  in  Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President RM in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at BBVA Compass full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large global bank with good market share in Mexico
    Can participate in syndications.
    Bank is mostly unknown in US corporate circles
    Reputation is tarnished if bank is known by outsiders

    Cons

    Cannot lead agent any standard corporate financing
    Management has difficulty conceptualizing, organizing and implementing organizational improvements
    Spanish parent was bailed out (lucky for them)
    Desire to compete with the big US banks not matched by the quality, talent or execution intensity from the Spanish/US executives
    Approvals are slow. Underwriters and executives have difficulty with basic lending and capital markets concepts.
    Little accountability exists. Very few perform at standard levels.
    Compass acquisition is likely a $9 billion write-off if the bank was sold today
    Zombie bank owned by a zombie parent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the madness. Sellout to a bank/team that has the talent, resources and drive to fix these problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A solid company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Teller  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Teller in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at BBVA Compass part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is very grounded. Since it is based out of Spain, not much of the US economics threaten the company. It is located in over 31 countries.

    Cons

    The salaries are not the most competitive and raises are capped at 3%

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although I have been with the company for 3 years, it is difficult to stay dedicated when there are other opportunities available at a higher pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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